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"The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo is one of the world's oldest service organizations, having been organized in 1892. That it has survived all these years is due to the fact that its members are interested in the welfare and promotion of the forest products industry.
Membership is drawn by invitation from all aspects of the forest products industry. People become members of Hoo-Hoo in their own right, not as representatives of a company or an organization although businesses and organizations often support members in Hoo-Hoo."
“The first name suggested for the new organization was Ancient Order of Camp Followers…..”
"Consistent with their unconventionality, the group chose as its mascot a black cat with its tail curved into the number nine. Originally, membership in Hoo-Hoo was to be limited to 9,999 members. As the order increased in popularity, this number was changed to 99,999. Meetings were held on the ninth day of the ninth month at nine minutes after the ninth hour. Annual dues were $9.99, and the initiation fee was $0.99."
"ARCANOPER: Who waits without?
GURDON: Sightless Kittens, who creep and cry on their way to Hoo-Hoo Land. The Jabberwock conducts them.
ARCANOPER: Under such guidance they are permitted to pass the gateway of the Gardens. Even the blind may enter here, but none depart save those who have found the light and choose to walk in it."
* And from the: American Lumberjack, Feb. 25, 1922, pg. 61: